Through a variety of genres, collaborators, instruments and experiences there is one constant in Ali Holder’s music: her unforgettable voice. Rooted in country yet dabbling in everything from jazz to rhythm and blues, Holder’s poignant alto commands attention and holds fast through a full array of emotions in her expansive catalogue. Whether it’s Drinking Double, selected as one of Daytrotter’s top 100 songs of 2013, or the rambunctious Falling Up, chances are good Holder has a song to suit your mood.
Fresh off the release of her first full-length album, In Preparation For Saturn’s Return, Holder spent 2014 supporting what No Depression called an “addictive opening” and the Austin Chronicle deemed a “convincing” debut with a showcase at the South By Southwest music festival and a nation-wide tour. In her fourth straight year of touring Holder explored collaborations with Little Brave, Daniel Thomas Phipps and others while sharing her music with concertgoers across the country, gaining new followers from Wyoming to Massachusetts and everywhere in between.
The tour also included a short stop in Brooklyn to film a video for her haunting soliloquy, Moon. The video, released in mid-October, tells the spine-chilling story of scorned lovers performing a backyard ritual to surprising results.
After spending the year on the road, Holder decamped to a ranch in South Texas for a period of isolation and to write a fresh batch of songs for this year’s newest offering, which is expected to release in the early Fall. And in case you missed her whirlwind tour don’t fret, Holder will be back on stage in 2015 sharing her light and love with music fans everywhere.